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Susan Muller, DMD

Susan Muller, DMD


Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Primary)
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School Of Medicine


BA: Biology, Rutgers University
MS: Nutrition Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
DMD: Medical University of South Carolina School of Dental Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina
Fellowship: Research Fellow, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Residency: Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Fellowship: Clinical Fellow, Head and Neck Pathology, Presbyterian University Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Leadership Training: Association of American Medical Colleges. Mid-career women faculty professional development seminar.


State of Georgia Medical License
State of South Carolina Medical License
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology


Editor in Chief, Head and Neck Pathology
Editorial Review Board, Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology Endodontics
Director, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology


American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology
The International Academy of Oral Oncology
International Association of Oral Pathology
Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Zeta Chapter, National Dental Honorary Society


Müller S.  Oral Melanin Pigmented Lesions:  Presentation, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment. Dermatol Therapies 23: 220-229, 2010

Kang S, Elf S, Lythgoe K, Hitosugi T, Taunton J, Zhou W, Xiong L, Wang D, Muller S, Gu TL, Polakiewicz RD, Chen Z(G), Khuri FR, Shin DM, Chen J. RSK2 promotes head and neck cancer cell invasion and tumor metastasis.  JCI 120: 1165-1177, 2010

Beitler J, Müller S, Grist W, Corey A, Klein A, Johns M, Landry, Hudgins PA.Prognostic Accuracy of Radiologic Signs for Laryngeal Patients Undergoing Laryngectomy.  J Clin Oncol 28: 2318-2322, 2010.

Skalova A, Sima R, Vanecek T, Müller S, Korabecna M, Nemcova J, Elmberger G, Leivo I, Passador-Santos F, Walter J, Rousarova M, Jedlickova K, Geierova M, Michal M. Acinic Cell

Carcinoma with high-grade transformation.  A report of 9 cases with immunohistochemical study and analysis of TP53 and HER-2/neu genes.  Am J Surg Pathol 33:1137-1145, 2009.

Saba NF, Choi M, Müller S, Shin HJC, Tighiouart M, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, El-Naggar AK, Khuri FR, Chen Z, Shin DM. Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 in Tumor Progression and Survival of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  Cancer Prev Res 2: 823-829, 2009


Prior to her current practice at Atlanta Oral Pathology, Dr. Susan Muller served on the faculty of the Emory University School of Medicine from 1995-2015, holding joint appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Pathology, and the Winship Cancer Institute. Dr. Muller completed her oral and maxillofacial pathology training at Emory and a head and neck pathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh under the tutelage of Dr. Leon Barnes. She has lectured extensively on oral pathology both nationally and internationally, has more than 175 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, and has contributed more than 35 chapters to textbooks on head and neck pathology. She has held offices in various organizations including the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and has served on the editorial boards of such journals as Head and Neck Pathology and Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology.

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